Carlos RM born in Bogota, Colombia on March 9, 1981. Started painting at the age of 9 with oil painting classes, and has continued ever since. Carlos currently resides in New York City with a studio in Long Island City.
Q&A with the Artist.
Q. How would you describe your process?
A. There are three stages that describe the mental process within my work.
First stage. Innocence and madness to allow the subconscious to materialize
Second stage: Clarity, observation, analysis igniting a dynamic between sacrifice and discovery
Third stage: acceptance, reconciliation between madness, innocence and clarity. Harmony.
Q. What are your primary mediums?
A. How I get to create these images is very simple:
I primarily use acrylic paint, house paint and glazes on canvas. I don’t only use brushes, I actually prefer to use my hands, sticks and paper using techniques similar to monotyping and decalcomania to apply the paint on to the canvas.
Q. Which artist(s) inspire you the most?
A. Artists that have the strongest influence on my work (aesthetically):
Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall and Max Ernst.
But really every acclaimed and unknown artists influence my work one way or another.
Q. You once said that you were “in the middle of exploring the lines between figurative, abstract and minimalist art” Please explain.
A. I’m fully aware that my work is far from showing any minimalist traits, but the reason is because of my interpretation of the concept of minimalism. To better explain, It has to do with the nature of the human mind.
The mind never stops moving. It’s very chaotic and I personally yearn for a moment of quiet, of stillness, of nothingness. I’m constantly in search for those precious moments, and for me minimalism very accurately portrays that fine stream of quiet, still consciousness.
Therefore minimalism is influencing my work in a subtle psychological way.
Selected Group Shows
Kontempo presents “Prolific Minds” Novo Gallery, New York, NY. 2019
"Trust the Process" curated by Emily Cheng Sotheby's Institute of Art. New York, NY. 2018
HoratioCarson present "POST-POP" New York, NY. 2018
"In Conversation" Sotheby's Employee Art Show New York, NY. 2017
LIC Arts Open @ Plaxall Gallery Long Island City, NY, 2017
"Art Works" Sotheby's Employee Art Show New York, NY 2015 & 2016
"Twelve Inches of Fame" Castle-Fitzjohns Gallery New York, NY 2014
D'Art Vine Gallery Hollywood, Florida 2011-2012
“Anything But The Truth” Class of Robert Cenedella, The Art Students League of New York, NY 2013
Satellite Art & Design at Miami Art Space at Art Basel Miami, Florida 2009
Hortt Salon des refuses at Gallery 701 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2003
Cornell Art Museum Delray Beach, Florida 2002
The Society of The Four Arts. Exhibition of American Paintings and Photography West Palm Beach, Florida 2002